The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce is organizing its 8th annual conference on "Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Building Responsible Companies – Best Practices in Sustainability," in Athens on June 2.
The annual event aims at building CSR awareness and encouraging more companies based in Greece to embrace corporate social responsibility practices.
The current economic climate marks the need for coordinated efforts in promoting corporate responsibility practices for both the business community and the public sector.
The conference brings together prominent leaders from
Both the Greek government and the Parliament condemned yesterday the disproportionate use of violence by the Israeli military forces against activists on board a small fleet of vessels – two of which were Greek - heading for Gaza.
A foreign ministry statement issued on the same day noted that according to official Israeli announcement, there are no Greek citizens among the victims and injured.
Prime Minister George Papandreou stressed in a statement that "today's tragic incident …is condemnable and unacceptable," adding that "the security of Israel and the entire region …is aided only by
World Environment Day
On the occasion of World Environment Day 2010 (June 5), Member of European Parliament Kriton Arsenis is organising a conference titled "Climate Change and Biodiversity," which will take place at the Old Parliament in Athens, on June 8.
Deputy Prime Minister Theodoros Pangalos and former European Commissioner for the Environment, Stavros Dimas, will address the event.

Probonas Woods Re-visited
The Probonas Woods, located in Perissos, at the northern end of the city centre, have been converted into a public space with a functional, educational, sporting and aesthetic
The journey to the Underworld could be an exciting experience, were one to follow Odysseus’ descent to meet the dead prophet Teiresias according to Homer in his Odyssey.

The poem’s description of meandering corridors is identical to those of the Necromanteion ("Death Oracle" for the consultation with the dead) along the Acheron River, in the Preveza prefecture, Epirus, which, the Ancient Greeks believed, lead to the Underworld.
The Central Archaeological Council has decided on the launching of works aimed at preparing the Necromanteion and the nearby archaeological site of the Mycenaean...
It seems that ages have gone by since Maria Callas stunned the audience by performing ‘Norma’ at the Epidaurus theatre as part of events celebrating the Greek festival in 1960. The 2010 Greek Festival, which opens today, encompasses a variety of artistic expressions.
Its aim is to present contemporary artists from around the globe and acquaint the world public with both innovative and pervasive trends of modern artistic creations.
The festival spans from June to mid –August with old and new venues hosting the events, such as the Herodus Attikus theatre, the Benaki Museum, and the
Greece has assumed, the rotating chairmanship of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) organisation, at a special ceremony, during the 22nd meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs , held in Sofia, Bulgaria on May 28.
"It is our objective to establish the Greek Chairmanship-in-Office of the BSEC as a turning point for the entire region towards Green Development.
Its central theme will be Black Sea turns Green," Deputy Foreign Minister Spyros Kouvelis stressed in his address to the meeting upon the assumption of the chairmanship.
He also noted that the emphasis on "green
The Foreign Ministry has issued a statement this morning, saying that it has activated its Crisis Management Unit upon learning that Israeli armed forces had blocked the course of and seized vessels transporting humanitarian aid to Gaza.
Citizens with family or friends participating in the mission  "Ship to Gaza" can call the contact number +30 210 368 1730.
It is Greece’s longstanding position that any activities undertaken by non-governmental organizations must go unhindered, provided that they are legal, is mentioned in the statement.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Crisis Management Unit
The Greek team participating in the 2010 Rowing World Cup (May 28-30), in Bled, Slovenia is returning to Greece today after having won one gold and two bronze medals.
"Golden" Alexandra Tsiavou [PHOTO] competed in the Women's Lightweight Single Sculls race and Triantafyllia Kalampoka together with Christina Giazitzidou finished third at the Women's Lightweight Double Sculls race.
Following the girls’ successful course, the twins Apostolos and Nikos Goudoulas won a bronze medal in the coxless pairs final.
Greece participated in the event with seven crews and this year’s World Cup is "warming athletes up"
Sappho Symposium
The Hellenic-American Union in collaboration with the Centre for Hellenic Studies of Harvard University is organising a two-day symposium dedicated to the ancient Greek lyric poetess Sappho, on June 1 to 2.
A photography exhibition with works by the composer Donovan featuring twelve monumental works on paper inspired by the lyric poetry of Sappho opens on June 1, at the Hellenic American Union and will run through June 30.
Conserve Now!
According to press reports, the island of Samos, in the eastern part of the Aegean Sea features in two new international film productions.
The first is an Indian production, a police film titled "Game," and shootings on the island were completed in early May.
The second is a British production of a feature film, a documentary and a TV series on the life and work of Greek philosopher and mathematician of antiquity, Pythagoras.
The film is based on the book "The Gates of Light: a life of Pythagoras" by Dr. Mia Sperber and will be directed by Raul Ruiz.
Shootings for the film are expected to